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Human Animal – Live on BVZ

We are excited to announce our first official release of 2016. We will be teaming up with Surprise Attack Records out of Erie, PA to bring a limited edition cassette tape of Human Animal’s live set on BVZ Radio, with a B-side interview with the band that will not be available anywhere else.
We are honored to be able to work with EMS and Surprise Attack Records seeing as he has been a huge inspiration and a source of a lot of helpful information since the start of this label. The tape will be available on two colorways and limited to 75 copies.
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Mere Phantoms – Famine For A Slow Death

Mere Phantoms - Famine For A Slow Death

We are excited to announce that we will be working with Mere Phantoms on their upcoming album “Famine For A Slow Death” with a limited edition cassette tape. Scheduled for an early spring 2015 release with vinyl coming from Anthems of The Undesirable.

Mere Phantoms play a brand of grinding punk/metal while teaming up with noise artist Nyodene D on the upcoming release. The tape version will include an exclusive B-side live drone track. Limited to a first pressing of 50 copies.
More on a release date and ordering info will be available during Facebook/twitter in the coming weeks.

Download their debut self titled EP here.
Make sure to see Mere Phantoms on their upcoming shows.

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Update 2014

With the start of 2014, it is already shaping up to be a busy year for us at Down For Anything Records. With the Lake Effect In Effect documentary almost done being filmed, tracks from the compilation to accompany the DVD are beginning to roll in. Though behind schedule we will have an early 2014 release with an amazing release show for the Erie kids.
We are excited to be handling the cassette tape portion of the upcoming Human Animal split with Buffalo’s Wreckage. (Ex Buried Alive, It Dies Today) Head 2 Wall Records will be releasing the split on vinyl.
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Both bands recently released a new 7″ record of their own. Be sure to stop by their Estores and grab one along with new apparel they have.
Human Animal Estore
Wreckage Estore

And finally it looks like we well teaming up with Energy once more in 2014! We will have more info on that soon enough! Until then check out video of them playing an acoustic version of their track “They” off the recently release EP “New Worlds of Fear” available now on limited edition cassette or CD:
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Monster Party Records Estore
Hopefully you’ll be able to pick up a copy once these guys hit the road again.

As always you can download most the Energy discography for free by visiting their bandcamp.

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Interview with Rotting Out

While trying to release Vol. 6 of the DFA zine we had the chance to interview Rotting Out. Seeing as how that zine never made it to print we didn’t want to waste the interviews. Check out this interview with LA’s Rotting Out. Check out their new album “The Wrong Way” out now.

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-Can you give our readers your name and what it is you do in the band?
My name is Tank, and I play guitar in Rotting Out.

-Can you give the readers a little intro about Rotting Out?

e’re a 5 piece band from the LA area that loves to jam and play shows together! This is our getaway, this is pretty much what keeps us sane and from trouble!

-You released the new album recently, how has the response been?
Response has been great! A lot of support and love from our people, couldn’t really ask for more!

-What are some upcoming plans for the band? Shows? Tours?
We got a tour coming up that starts Aug. 1st. With Take Offense, Minus, And Relentless! Check out the dates and come out to a show! After that we have something towards October that we’re still working on, and other shit towards the end of the year!

-How did you get involved in hardcore music?

Back in middle school I got into punk music and started going to shows in backyards around South Central, Compton, or any ghetto enough spot to have shows where they wouldn’t get shut down! After a couple of years a friend of mine invited me to a show where The First Step, Outbreak and Cruel Hand were playing, pretty much after that was when I started going to a lot more hardcore shows and found out about other dope bands that would play in my town!

-any advice you would give to a younger kid getting involved in hardcore or punk music?

If it feels right, roll with it! Do something that makes YOU happy and never waste your time trying to please anyone, because in the end, someone will always be unhappy with whatever you do!

-What does everyone in the band do for a day job?

The only two dudes that pretty much work on a regular schedule are Jorge and I, he works as a Gardner and I do paperwork for a DMV office. Everyone else has little shit here and there to try and pay some bills.

-Best pizza topping?

Bacon!
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-Are any members of the band involved in any other projects right now?
A couple of us actually! Jorge our drummer and I play in a Spanish rock band called Illusion, and Walter plays in a band called Clear.

-Thoughts on all these old hardcore bands reuniting? Into it or total poser move?
Honestly…. That shit happens all the time, it doesn’t really affect me personally! I love playing live all the time, I’m pretty sure I’d be stoked if I got asked to play a show after not playing for a long time, but I can see why some people get a little butthurt over shit like that!

-Tell everyone about the writing process for the songs, how does everything come together?
Come up with some riffs, jam with everyone to see if anyone has any ideas, then somehow shit just starts falling into place, then once we feel like we have a good solid set of songs, we record a record. There’s nothing really “weird” or “crazy” about the process, just a bunch of homies writing a bunch of punk songs!

-What are some of your biggest influences for you when writing new music?
I feel like this band draws a lot from bands like Suicidal Tendencies, Pennywise, Black Flag, Smutt Peddlers, and that good ol’ west coast style!

-I want to thank you for doing the interview, the new album rules, are there any last comments or shout outs for the reader?
Thanks! I’m glad you dig it! Shout out to anyone that ever comes out to our shows, any one the has picked up the new record, and anyone that ever comes up to smoke us out after long days!

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End of Summer Update

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New Worlds of Fear is streaming in FULL over at GlueHC.com and pre-orders are available now. The 1st pressing will be out of 100 copies (25/red, 75/black) You can pick up a copy from our Store as well as a new long sleeve design available exclusively from us for a limited time. You can also pick up a CD copy of the new EP at Monster Party Records.
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Heresy has come out of hibernation and has been more actively playing shows as well as releasing a new single “Song About Me (3AM)”

Jon from Smoke & Mirrors has begun working on his own clothing line. Make sure to stop over at Draft Dodger Apparel.com and pick up a shirt. DD logo

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The Shadowlands

Excited to release a track of the upcoming Energy EP, New Worlds of Fear. The EP will be release via us and Monster Party Records on September 10th.
A stream of the full album will be available in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned.

New Worlds of Fear tracklist:
1. Renascentia
2. New Worlds of Fear
3. Another Yesterday
4. Dead In Dreamland
5. Pet Sematary [Ramones Cover]
6. The Shadowlands
7. They

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